Preview: Friends of Mine Festival

By on Tuesday, 4th January 2011 at 11:00 am
 

It wasn’t until I got word of this big soiree this spring that until this year, the Northwest never had its own major outdoor music festival. (To be honest, I assumed Manchester and its environs had *everything* and was pretty shocked to hear this.) But never fear, because Friends of Mine Festival is ready to fill that void. Taking place 21st and 22nd May at Capesthorne Hall, Cheshire, the festival is just a 15-mile drive south from Manchester. What I really like already about Friends of Mine is that like Roskilde, they’ve decided to take a concerted effort towards helping the environment, pledging to recycle 90% of all festival rubbish. The festival will be 100% carbon neutral, and 100% of litter cleared from the land will not end up in a landfill. Sounds good to me!

As if that weren’t enough, the primary charity partner of the festival is Trekstock, the group who has raised thousands of pounds and awareness for young people with cancer through collaborations in music and fashion. You may recall their campaign last summer selling t-shirts designed by the Maccabees, Foals, Delphic, Little Boots and other popular acts.

But, you’re probably most interested to read about who’s set to perform at the inaugural Friends of Mine Festival. For starters, the Charlatans (pictured above) will be one of the headliners, and Tim Burgess will be curating a stage at the event. Also on hand will be TGTF favourites and local lads Dutch Uncles, Detroit Social Club (who released their debut album ‘Existence’ last spring – review here) and Bolton’s Cherry Ghost.

Tickets are available now at the price of £89.50 for the weekend, including camping.

After the cut: acts announced so far for the festival.


Acts scheduled to perform at Friends of Mine Festival 2011
The Charlatans
Buzzcocks
The Wedding Present
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.
Emmy the Great
Factory Floor
Fiction
Kong
Dutch Uncles
Hatcham Social
Walls
Mind on Fire
Detroit Social Club
Riz MC
Joseph Coward
Cherry Ghost
Black Lips
A Certain Ratio
Jim Noir
Electricity In Our Homes
The Phantom Band
Aziz Ibrahim
Wild Palms
The Travelling Band
Black Daniel
Natalie Findlay

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One Response

3:49 pm
30th March 2011

It’s going to be a top event!!

We are playing there too by the way 😉

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